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The Research Pathway Scholarship - School of Arts and Humanities

Please be advised the final application deadline for September 2023 entry has now passed. Scholarship applications submitted after 4pm (BST) on Wednesday 28 June 2023 will not be considered.  Find out about our other bursaries and scholarships and if you're eligible to apply.

The School of Arts and Humanities will be offering full fee scholarships for up to 7 students who have received an offer to study on one of the below eligible courses for September 2023.

Eligible courses are as follows:

  • MA History
  • MA Museum and Heritage Development
  • MA Holocaust and Genocide (by research)
  • MA Media and Globalisation
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MRes English Literary Research
  • MA Linguistics (by research)
  • MA Philosophy (by research)

These prestigious scholarships will be awarded to those candidates who most closely meet or exceed the criteria for the award. The scholarship decision is made by an awarding committee and all decisions of that awarding committee are final.

The scholarship will be a full tuition fee reduction. If you are awarded a scholarship your fee will be adjusted at the point of enrolment.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • have an offer of a place on one of the courses listed above
  • be classed as a Home student for tuition fee purposes and,
  • have United Kingdom as country of nationality recorded on the course application.

Applications received after 16:00 BST (4pm) on the day of the deadline will not be considered.

Deadline for scholarship application:  28 June 2023 at 4pm

  1. To be eligible to apply for the Research Pathway Scholarship, applicants must:
    • have been offered a place on an eligible postgraduate course within the School of Arts and Humanities
    • be classed as a Home student for tuition fee purposes, and
    • have United Kingdom as country of nationality recorded on the course application.
  2. Please do not send your scholarship application before, or with, your application to study at NTU. You must have received an offer of a place on an eligible course and been allocated an NTU ID number before submitting your scholarship application.
  3. This scholarship is open to UK applicants only. Please visit for information on scholarships available to international students.
  4. Students who receive sponsorship (i.e., some or all of your tuition fees are being paid for) by their employers, government or a funding body are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
  5. Applicants may only apply for this scholarship once per academic year per offer of a place. The offer of a place must be on an eligible course.
  6. Applicants are only eligible to apply for a scholarship if they are due to enrol on the first year of an eligible course starting in September 2023.
  7. Applicants must be a UK national student starting a new postgraduate course. NTU cannot consider applications from students who are currently studying at NTU unless progressing onto a new postgraduate course.
  8. Applications received after 16:00 BST (4 pm) on the deadline date will not be considered.
  9. This application form is for eligible postgraduate taught master’s courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for undergraduate scholarships or research funding.
  10. The scholarship will be awarded as a full tuition fee reduction. If you are awarded a scholarship, your fee will be adjusted before you enrol. If you are a part-time student, your fee will be adjusted proportionally at the start of each academic year.
  11. This scholarship does not exclude students from applying for other funds or scholarships, but if awarded the Research Pathway Scholarship no other scholarship, award or discount can be applied for the same course and academic year where the scholarship exceeds 50% of the tuition fee.
  12. The scholarship is not transferable and will not be awarded if you choose to defer your entry to a different start date, or if you choose to transfer to a different course at the University. Students must re-apply for the scholarship should it still be available.
  13. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and of the value of the award) within four weeks of the application deadline date.
  14. Changes to course route (FT/PT/SW) on the same course do not impact the scholarship awarded.
  15. The scholarship will be awarded when an applicant accepts their scholarship offer, accepts and meets the conditions of their course offer, and becomes eligible to enrol on the course. If you do not formally accept the scholarship by the given deadline, then the University reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and award it to another candidate.
  16. Scholarships are competitive and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form. It is, therefore, of great importance that you give your scholarship statements careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided on the application form.
  17. If your scholarship application is successful, we may ask you to become a student ambassador or appear in online and / or printed marketing materials for the University. For example, providing a student profile and a photograph which may be used to promote the University and the University’s scholarship schemes and courses. Your name and course will be printed in the Scholarships Awards Celebration Programme. If you do not wish for us to use your data in this manner, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing
  18. In the event that a student who has been awarded a scholarship fails to complete an eligible course or withdraws from the course and chooses to retake the course or undertake another eligible course then the scholarship will not be applied again, regardless of the reason for doing so. Students must re-apply for the scholarship should it still be available.
  19. Should a student withdraw from their course whilst owing a proportion of their tuition fees to NTU, application of the scholarship shall be at the discretion of NTU and the scholarship may be withdrawn.
  20. The University’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

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